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Top 10: Spring tips for guys

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Training for Copenhagen's big triathlon event will keep you occupied in the coming months
Guys: Springtime isn't just for the ladies. The University Post has put some things together to keep you occupied for the next couple of months

After the University Post's Top 10 Spring tips for girls we promised our male readers a 'guys-only' follow-up. These top 10 suggestions will get you heated up and excited about this season in Copenhagen. So get ready to venture outside, smell the fresh air, train your muscles and swig it all down with a glass of cold beer with your mates.

10. Watch the Copenhagen marathon

It's a little too late to start training for the Copenhagen marathon, which begins on Sunday 20 May, but there are plenty of opportunities to watch the proceedings, especially if you are cheering someone on, like our University Post reporter Andrew who is running for a donkey charity. See his site, here.

Key viewing hotspots include places like Christianborg and Christians Brygge where refreshments are sold and viewing platforms erected. Café deals and entertainment are also included in this year's event. Check out our interactive map for the best of the viewing spots and offers, or let us know where you will enjoy all of the marathon action.

If you're eager to get out and running already, the Copenhagen 1/2 marathon is only a few months away and provides another chance to run through the streets.

9.For the childish souls

Theme parks Tivoli (in central Copenhagen) and Bakken (north of Copenhagen at the Klampenborg S-train stop) have just opened for the summer season after a long hibernation. Visit or revisit Tivoli, which apart from roller coasters also offers classical, pop and rock concerts. Bakken, in the north of Copenhagen is in the middle of scenic and green Dyrehaven (animal's garden, ed.) where deer walk freely.

Come on guys, it's candy floss, roller coasters and a good excuse to get out of town and away from exams. Tip: If you and a friend have your eye on a couple of hot female classmates, ask them to go with you! Our interactive map will show you all the spots you'll want to check out to have a great time.

8. For the adrenalin junkies

Why not speed into the sun in a Lotus? Or fly high over Copenhagen in a hot air balloon? Or use the strong winds for daring wind surfing? This website oplevelsesgaver.dk with 'experience gifts' offers these activities and a lot more action from lamboughini driving, to parachute jumping and from deep water diving to paragliding. Go ahead and get your heart pumping this Spring with a new and daring activity.

7. Copenhagen Sea Challenge

A 43 km kayak race around Amager is not something you see every day, but you can sign up now to participate. It may be tough, but if you're a water sportsman (or woman) what better way to prove yourself against your friends and the sea than by completing the route?

Rentals are available if you don't have your own kayak, and you do have to sign up in advance!. Check out our interactive map for more details on the route.

6. Build a city

Get inspired by the good weather, get a great idea and build your 'dream city' at the Roskilde festival this summer. Read more about the competition and its rules, here. Each week the campaign has a challenge and a weekly winner is picked. So get dreaming and winning!

Need even more to get you going? See the last five in our top ten tips here.


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